Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Extra Hard Merly Challenge

The Merly Challenge for July was to create a layout about why you scrap. So that's easy, I have learned I really have to go on and on explaining to some of my friends that don't 'get' scrapbooking.

So why was it extra hard? Well that would be because I am holiday with absolutely no stash, no tools, not even my ruler and craft knife - so to say I had to think outside the box is putting it mildly! Anyway, here we go ......

The backing is a pizza box covered in kraft paper and the 'cardstock' is index dividers, both purchased at the local newsagents!
The digistamp was on my memory stick and in the absence of my Promarkers, the colouring in and writing was created with Ella's felt tips she brought on holiday!
My beading scissors took a paper beating so will need a good sharpen when we get home! Couple of roses made from the dividers. And finally a few odd embellishments out of a pack I found in the equivalent of a Poundland!

So I deserve the booby prize, but at least I completed it :)


  1. Oh Suzanne!!! What a way of puttin a layout together! And an excellent proof that we don't need tone of stash! Gorgeouslayout too! Thank you for playing with us and good luck!

  2. I think the layout demonstrates exactly why you scrap ... you just can't help yourself! Amazing what you did, love it!

  3. WOW thats amazing!!! and without any stash!! a mention in dispatches I feel :)

  4. Hi Suzanne, Brilliant!!!!

    Thank you for entering the Merly Challenge.

    Chrissy xXx

  5. A great page but even more impressive given that you were away from your supplies!


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